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Compound Microscope, by Cary, London, c. 1825-50

Inventory Number: 44090
Object Type: microscope
Persons: Cary
Date Created: Second Quarter 19th Century
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1944-1/251
Brief Description: The brass pillar screws into a socket on the lid of the case. A pinhole near the base of the pillar holds the horseshoe mount with the concave mirror. The stage is a brass ring with a flat edge. There are three pinholes for accessories and a brass leaf spring, to hold sliders, is mounted below the stage on two screws. The stage mounting can be racked up and down on the pillar, for focusing, by a double mill-edged knob. An arm is screwed to the top of the pillar, at the end of which is a ring with an internal screw thread. The Gould body-tube has a field lens and an eyepiece with two lenses and a blackened eyecup. The lower end of the tube screws into one of three objectives which in turn screw into the ring on the arm. The objectives can be combined. There is also a scalpel with an ivory handle, brass forceps, and a live box. The fitted mahogany box is lined with blue velvet.
Primary Inscriptions: "Cary, LONDON"
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
215 125 115 mm

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